The universe as never seen before
From brain cells to galaxies: Iziko Museums, in partnership with UCT and others, has built a multifunctional planetarium and digital dome that brings data to life in immersive visualisation.
Eh!woza TB project engages high school learners
The Eh!woza project, through its media workshops, becomes a space for the students to engage with the lived experiences and lay understandings of disease.
Airway & Thoracic Skills Short Courses
OpenAirway in conjunction with the UCT Department of Anaesthesisa...
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16 February 2017 Blood test predicts onset of tuberculosis in young children
Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 13:00

Researchers from the South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative, the universities of Stanford, Oxford and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, have shown that a blood test usually used to detect tuberculosis infection in adults, can predict the onset of tuberculosis disease in young children. This article features in the latest Lancet: Respiratory Medicine.

Unsafe abortions put women in peril
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 10:00

South Africa has some of the best laws guaranteeing women’s rights to safe abortions, but poor implementation is putting many women and girls at risk.

Jeremiah Mutungi’s lifelong passion to make mobile work for Africa
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 08:45

I remember, as a child, walking several kilometres out of our village in Kenya, up mountainous terrain with my father as we searched for a spot where the signal was strong enough to support a call. I watched him as he was talking to these people on this gadget that seemed to collapse space and time, and I was awe-struck.

ESRC/NRF global collaborators hosted by CHED, UCT
CHED hosts global collaborators on higher education and the public good
Friday, February 10, 2017 - 11:00

CHED, this week, hosted international collaborators on higher education and the public good.

Mental health care 'chronically underfunded' in SA
Monday, February 6, 2017 - 11:15

Mental health care in South Africa has been chronically underfunded for many years, which is reflected in inadequate care in primary clinics, community residential care facilities and acute mental health units in district and national hospitals, says Professor Crick Lund.

International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU) offers UCT students opportunity of a lifetime
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 10:30

Those interested in a global learning experience are encouraged to apply for this year’s International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU) Global Summer Program, an exciting learning opportunity that connects students from across the world.Those interested in a global learning experience are encouraged to apply for this year’s International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU) Global Summer Program, an exciting learning opportunity that connects students from across the world.

Press Release: DNA sequencing used to track transmission of incurable TB in South Africa
Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 09:15

TB researchers suggest that urgent action, including rapid diagnosis, wider access to newer and repurposed drugs, and bolstering home-based care and building long term community stay facilities for patients are pivotal in addressing the rising transmission and infection rates of incurable TB.

Press Release: DNA-based detection test improves battle strategy against TB by finding undiagnosed cases in the community
Monday, January 23, 2017 - 13:15

A recent randomized controlled trial revealed that 53% more patients initiated therapy for tuberculosis (TB) after a new diagnostic tool (GeneXpert MTB/RIF) was used to screen for TB in more than 2 261 individuals in the community.

Fighting African fungal infections: the world’s first international research centre at UCT
Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 10:45

The world's first international research centre for tackling fungal infections, which kill around 1.3 million people globally every year, has been set up in South Africa by the University of Aberdeen in conjunction with UCT.

Faculty bids farewell to a record number of retirees
Monday, December 12, 2016 - 08:30

On Tuesday the 6th of December 2016 the Faculty bid ‘au revoir’ to a record 37 retirees who had over 700 combined years of service, one of whom had worked for UCT for 44 years. We thank them for their collective contributions to the work of the Faculty, and wish them all well in their new journey.

Faculty’s Best Publication Awards highlights outstanding work of young researchers
Friday, December 9, 2016 - 21:45

The Faculty of Health Sciences recently honoured its best and brightest with the annual Young Investigator’s Best Publication Award.

Pioneering paediatric nurse practioners breaking down walls says guest lecturer
Friday, December 9, 2016 - 14:15

UCT’s Department of Paediatrics and Child Health’s clinical Masters in Nursing (Child Nursing) is a first for Africa. When the first group of nurses graduates in 2017, they will be carving out new career pathways in the health system as the first generation of advanced paediatric nurse practitioners at UCT.